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Shutdown at Maisuma, adjoining areas against braid chopping
Clashes at Rambagh, Gangoo; Protests in other places
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Oct 17: More braid chopping incidents were reported from Srinagar city leading to protests, clashes and shutdown today. Such incidents also triggered protests in some other parts of the Valley. Police and paramilitary forces fired smoke shells and resorted to lathi-charge to disperse protesters, who blocked the road against braid chopping incident in their area. A woman in the area alleged that her braid was chopped by unidentified pe...
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Mob sets ablaze slain PDP worker's house in Shopian
ESS AHMAD
ANANTNAG, Oct 17: The house of former Sarpanch and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) worker who was killed by the gunmen on Monday evening was set on fire on Tuesday. Mohammad Ramzan Shiekh of Nagbal area of Imam Sahab was fired by the gunmen at around 8:20 pm last evening. During the scuffle that broke out after his killing a militant identified as Showkat Ahmad Kumar was also killed on spot. Some reports suggested that the scuffle broke out bet...
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Pulwama shuts over braid cutting of woman
KT NEWS SERVICE
PULWAMA, Oct 17: A complete shutdown was observed in Pulwama township on Tuesday after the unidentified persons chopped the braid of a woman on Monday evening. Local sources said that the braid of a woman in her late 40s was chopped off Monday evening when she was working in her small vegetable farm near her house in Dangerpora locality of the town. To protest the incident the town observed a complete shutdown today with all the shops, other b...
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Braid chopping incidents continue to spread fear psychosis
Residents in several areas form groups for night patrolling
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, Oct 17: Where as the incidents of braid chopping continue unabated across Kashmir valley, the fear psychosis continues to prevail among people especially women folk. The growing incidents of braid chopping have increased panic and fear across Kashmir valley as the incidents continue to be reported from different parts of the valley every single day. On Tuesday around three incidents of braid chopping were reported from North and ...
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Govt revokes attachment order of JDI Kashmir
Asks him to resume his duties
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Oct 17: The state government today revoked the attachment order of the joint director information Kashmir, Zahoor Ahmad Mir and asked him to resume his duties as JDI Kashmir. “In continuation to the Govt Order No: 39-ID of 2017 dated: 10-10-2017, it is ordered that Zahoor Ahmad Mir, KAS, attached with the office of the Director Information is hereby repatriated to his earlier position as Joint Director Information Kashmir,” said an or...
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Braid chopping
We can’t book innocents: DGP
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Oct 17: Director General of Police (DGP) Dr S P Vaid today said that police cannot book innocents in braid chopping cases. He said Special Investigation Teams (SITs) have been framed in every district and the DSP headquarters has been made member of the SITs to be headed by the respective DCs. Talking to KNS, Vaid said that the members of the SIT will visit the victims and record their statements. He, however, said that the reports a...
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Vehicle set on fire, TA men thrashed in Kangan
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Oct 17: Some people beat three Territorial Army (TA) soldiers and set their vehicle on fire after checking their identity cards at Akhal Kangan area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district today. Reports said that three TA personnel traveling in a private Sentro Car (JK01R-6187) were allegedly moving in a suspicious manner when a group of people stopped them and demand Identity cards from the persons on board. They said as the identi...
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‘Mischievous elements trying to settle scores’
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Oct 17: Police today said the mischievous elements use braid chopping as a tool in their personal disputes thus creating chaos. In a statement a police spokesman said Jameel Ahmad Dar of Sarpara Rafiabad used to work as tractor driver with one Mohammad Sultan Lone of Gund Chobutra Kralgund. “Yesterday, he went to the owner's house to get his salary amount of Rs 50,000 lying with the owner. But to his utter surprise, the owner firstly...
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OTHER STORIES
Mehbooba seeks early completion of Katra-Banihal Rlys sections
`Extend rail link to Kupwara, Pir Panjal’
KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI, Oct 17: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is in the national capital, called on the Railway Minister Piyush Goel here today. She brought several issues of the state pertaining to Railways with the Union Minister and sought their early redress. The Chief Minister strongly pitched for early completion of Katra-Banihal section of Jammu-Baramulla railway line to connect the state with rest of the country through an all-weather link. ...
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7 separatists’ judicial custody extended up to Nov 14
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Oct 17: A court here on Tuesday extended till November 14 the judicial custody of seven Kashmiri separatists arrested on various charges, including receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting in Jammu and Kashmir. During the in-camera proceedings, District Judge Poonam Bamba extended the judicial custody of Aftab Hilali Shah alias Shahid-ul-Islam, Ayaz Akbar Khandey, Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karat...
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Pak youth nabbed, sent back in R S Pura
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Oct 17: A Pakistani youth, who was nabbed during the early hours on Tuesday from along the International Border in RS Pura sector of Jammu district, was sent back to his country after Indian officials contacted their Pakistani counterparts. The Pakistani national, identified as Ali Raja, a native of Pasroor in Sialkot district of Pakistan’s Punjab province, was nabbed in Suchetgarh area of RS Pura, BSF officials said. A Border Security ...
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Ramesh Kumar posted as Commissioner JMC
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Oct 17: The state government today ordered minor reshuffle in the administration. Ramesh Kumar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Kathua has been transferred and posted as Municpal Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation against an available vacancy. He shall also hold the additional charge of CEO, Special Purpose Vehicle for Jammu City for implementation of the Smart City Project, under the Smart City Mission, till further orders. Rishpal S...
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‘Security Refund Scam accused not to be spared’
TAZEEM MALIK
RAJOURI, Oct 17: Asserting that those involved in "Security Refund Scam" will not be spared at any cost, Registrar Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) Professor Iqbal Parvaiz, said that all the scams/scandals had taken place during the previous regime headed by Professor I Hamal, Vice Chancellor and Abdul Rashid Choudhry, Registrar. It is pertinent to mention here that KTNS yesterday exposed "Security Refund Scam" in BGSBU. Registrar ...
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Diwali bonanza
Over 300 J&K police officers promoted
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Oct 17: Director General of Police S P Vaid today approved the promotion of 329 officers of Jammu and Kashmir Police, seen as a promotion bonanza on the eve of Diwali. "Eleven sub-inspectors have been promoted as inspectors, 285 ASIs as sub-inspectors and 33 police personnel have been granted in situ promotions," a police spokesman said. Vaid, in his message, congratulated the officers and expressed hope that this elevation would bring ...
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‘Security Refund Scam’ in BGSBU
RAJOURI, Oct 16: Close on the heels of exposure of "Scholarship Scam", inquiry of which is still going, another scam i.e. "Security Refund Scam" surfaced in Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU). After some complaints by pass out students of the university, that they get Rs 4500 back in their accounts which they submitted at the time of admission, KTNS researched and worked on the matter. A cheque of J&K Bank was found, having cheque numb...
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PDP worker killed in Shopian
SRINAGAR, Oct 16: A PDP worker was killed by unidentified gunmen at Nagbal in Shopian. Reports said Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh (50) was shot at by gunmen near his residence at Homun, Nagbal around 8 PM. He was shifted to n Zainpora Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. The deceased was a former sarpanch. Soon after his killing security forces and police cordoned off the area for search operation....
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Powers stopping K-resolution
While Hurriyat are viewing union home minister Rajnath Singh's statement that 'no power on earth can stop India from resolving Kashmir issue' as an open admission that the dispute is an international one, the more significant aspect of his remarks is that other than a military intervention, Rajnath has spelt out no concrete steps for resolving or even pacifying Kashmir which is like a burning cauldron. Rajnath's invocation of Patel-Nehru differe...
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Emergency-type situation bares Modi's authoritarianism
By B.K. Chum
Most politicians do not practise what they profess. Modi is not an exception. His government and the party have been trying to undo the country's diversity by asking the people what to eat, what to wear and what to pray. English Daily National Herald established in Lucknow on December 9, 1938 with Jawaharlal Nehru as its first editor had carried on its masthead "FREEDOM IS IN PERIL, DEFEND IT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT". Had the legendary cartoonist...
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Regulatory exclusion of the rich buying gold
By Nantoo Banerjee
In two interesting decisions, earlier this month, the government, on the one hand, exempted the rich from submitting personal documents such as Aadhaar and PAN, for investing over Rs. 50,000 in gold jewellery. On the other, it made the unique identification number (UID) compulsory even for small postal savings in Public Provident Fund (PPF), National Savings Certificate and Kisan Vikas Patra schemes. The first part of the two contradictory regul...
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Demolition drives
Dear Editor, The demolition drives, undertaken by the concerned government agencies in different parts of the state, are rightly viewed with skepticism as they are executed on a selective basis. While big fish, the mighty offenders enjoying proximity to the corridors of power are spared, the small fries are selectively targeted. Such a selective approach genuinely creates suspicion about the sincerity of those at the helm of affairs. It is no...
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PM Narendra Modi hails move to term toilets in UP as 'izzat ghar'
New Delhi, Oct 17(Agencies): In yet another push to the BJP government's 'Clean India' campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hailed the construction of toilets ('izzat ghar') in Uttar Pradesh, which, he hoped, will prevent the dignity of Indian women. PM Narendra Modi referred to 'izzat ghar' – a term coined by the UP government, which links women's pride with the construction of toilets - during a speech he delivered while inaugur...
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India could benefit from military rule, think majority of Indians: Study
Washington, Oct 17(Agencies): More than four-fifths of Indian citizens trust their government, but interestingly, a majority of Indians also support military rule and autocracy, a latest Pew survey said on Monday. “In India, where the economy has grown on average by 6.9 percent since 2012, 85 per cent (of people) trust their national government," Pew Research said in a report based on its survey on governance and trust among key countries acros...
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T20 cricket tourney concludes at Bhaderwah
JAMMU, Oct 17: The T-20 cricket tournament organized by Jammu and Kashmir Police for girls under Civic Action Programme at Bhaderwah to keep the youth away from social evils besides keeping them mentally and physically sound, concluded here today. Govt Higher Secondary School girls won the tournament by defeating Athkar Public High School Bhaderwah in finals. Winning team achieved the target of 80 runs in 20th over.The winning team was awarded ...
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Denied ration over Aadhaar-linking, Jharkhand girl dies of starvation
Ranchi, Oct 17(Agencies): A Jharkhand-based girl allegedly died of starvation after her mother was denied ration over Aadhaar linkage. As per reports, the family's ration cards were not linked with Aadhaar. The incident took place in Karimati village of Jharkhand's Simdega district. 11-year-old Santoshi Kumari reportedly starved for nearly eight days ahead of dying. Kumari, who died on September 28, came from an impoverished family. Owing to ...
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